Lecturer in UBC Transfer Programs (Deadline: August 7, 2017)

We invite applications for a part-time 12-month Lecturer position (one-year term appointment) to be involved in the teaching and coordination of the transfer programs and research projects organized by the Asia Forest Research Centre. The Faculty continues to strengthen collaboration with Chinese forestry universities as well as institutes in the Asia Pacific region.

The lecturer will coordinate and lead instruction in a number of core courses in the transfer programs including Introduction to Forestry, Forest Resources Management, Forest Classification and Sivics, Forest Ecology (i.e., stand-level, landscape-level), and Foundations of Conservation. Teaching will include classroom-based lectures, seminars and project work in partner universities and research institutes outside Canada. The lecturer will also assist in mentoring and advising individual student on sites.

The lecturer must have a PhD in the field of plant biology, forest ecology and forest resource management. Two or more years of relevant instructional experience is highly desirable. The lecturer must have experience in curriculum development, teaching and mentoring students, and have demonstrated excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. The lecturer will participate teaching-related research. Intensive travel and teaching in partner universities in Asia Pacific region especially China are required for this position. Ability to deal with students, faculty members and other stakeholders in a multi-cultural context and work under pressure. Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.

The appointment will start on September 1st, 2017, although an alternate start date can be negotiated. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for subsequent years. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

Applications must be submitted by August 7, 2017. Applicants should submit an application letter, a Curriculum Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to:

Joanne Dean, Administrative Manager
Department of Forest Resources Management
2nd floor, Forest Sciences Centre, 2045 – 2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
E-mail: careers.frm@ubc.ca

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.